Working with Ashley, a Chicago mother of 2, was both exciting and challenging. After she referred to herself as "a human napkin," I knew I had my work cut out for me. Functional, fashionable looks for chasing around her adorable kids (the cutest) without buying a thing? Game on.
Look 1 appears fancy, but the cozy sweater makes it wearable. The ruffle button down shirt just adds the touch of fashion Ashley was looking for. We belted the sweater and put it with dark trouser jeans and low heeled brown boots.
Ashley and her husband both love music and sharing it with their kids. I could see her working look 2 while her son plays his toy drums at home and then out to run errands on a Saturday afternoon. A long shirt dress over black leggings and gray slouchy boots go perfect with classic Ray Bans.
The 70's are back in Look 3! A flowing bell sleeved sweater over brown leggings with tan cowboy boots and over-sized glasses bring the retro spirit into this mom without looking dated. Hello model!
A bright orange men's sweater is the focus of look 4. We stole Ashley's husband's old Abercrombie wool sweater and rolled up the sleeves. We put it over super skinny jeans and comfy boots for a laid back play-date outfit. P.S. - she's looking at her husband in these pics - adorable.
Finally, I just HAD to do a dressy look for date night. The blue blouse was a gift from her sister (Krystle of Fly Vintage!) and it worked quite nicely with her ivory skirt and turquoise accents. And YES - those are LOUBOUTIN pumps. Isn't she gorgeous?
Be sure to check out Ashley's blog - The Inner Peace Project. It focuses on taking care of the earth and yourself. And hey - shopping your closet fits in perfect because it's another way to be green.
Thanks again, Ashley!